14 Jan AIM 2014 – Haiti
We are excited to be partnering this year with Convoy of Hope as a Compassion Team to Haiti! Team members serve people around the world through projects connected to our children’s feeding and agriculture programs as part of Convoy of Hope’s driving passion to feed the world. As a member of PennDel AIM 2014, team members will be connected with longer-term goals to impact a child, family, community, and ultimately a culture by providing hope and help to those in need.
Compassion teams come alongside Convoy of Hope program locations to help them increase the effectiveness of what they do. Types of projects include construction, agriculture, VBS/Short Programs, etc. This is an incredible opportunity to make a real impact on a country that is still hurting from natural disaster, and to make a positive difference in the lives of children who need Jesus!
Convoy of Hope has been working in Haiti since 2007, which is when we received our first USAID grant. At that time, we started an ongoing partnership with Mission of Hope, on whose compound our 36,000 square feet warehouse was built in 2011. We served in Haiti for three consecutive years with that grant. The program started with around 5,000 children, but it grew every year and by the beginning of 2010 we had 13,000 kids enrolled in the program. There were always plans for the program to grow, but because of the open doors and opportunities that arose after the catastrophic earthquake in 2010, we had 45,000 kids in the program by the end of that year. We were even staged to do an immediate response to the earthquake because we had food and supplies we had stocked for our feeding program. Today we have about 57,000 kids in the program and we have set a goal of having 100,000 kids by 2015. We are also thankful for our partnership with the Assemblies of God, Feed My Starving Children and other groups with common goals. (ConvoyofHope.org)
How Do I Apply?
Dates: July 9-16, 2014
Cost: $1,595 See Application for Payment Schedule
Application Deadline: All applications should be postmarked no later than March 3rd, 2014. It is possible that the trip may be filled before the application deadline.
Eligibility Requirements: Students who apply for this AIM trip must be at least 16 years of age as of July 1st, 2014. Adults must be at least 18 as of July 1st 2014. By completing and submitting this application you are agreeing to the terms of the trip, to attend the trainings listed below, and to submit payments on time in accordance with the payment schedule below. Those selected for this AIM trip will be those who are involved in their local church, have a relationship with Jesus Christ, and are living their lives in a godly manner as an example that is evident to all who observe them.
- Fill out the application and send in right away! Space is limited and selections will be made on a first come, first served basis.
- Apply for your passport immediately. You should have your passport by April 2014. If your passport expires within 6 months after the trip, you will need to get a new passport by April 2014.
- Send your payment according to the payment schedule
- Send your reference forms
- Attend Trainings: Saturday, May 10th & Saturday, June 7th – These mandatory all-day trainings will be held in central locations across the district. The trainings are required and each individual is responsible for their own travel expenses to attend. You will receive more details regarding training with your letter of acceptance.